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Nevermind the Apocalypse: Earliest Mayan Calendar Found
Live Science ^ | 05/10/2012 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 05/10/2012 5:09:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The oldest-known version of the ancient Maya calendar has been discovered adorning a lavishly painted wall in the ruins of a city deep in the Guatemalan rainforest.

The hieroglyphs, painted in black and red, along with a colorful mural of a king and his mysterious attendants, seem to have been a sort of handy reference chart for court scribes in A.D. 800 — the astronomers and mathematicians of their day. Contrary to popular myth, this calendar isn't a countdown to the end of the world in December 2012, the study researchers said.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: apocalypse; godsgravesglyphs; guatemala; maya; mayancalendar; mayans
To those of you who fear the apocalypse is upon us this year, note the following discovery:

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"The Mayan calendar is going to keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future," said archaeologist David Stuart of the University of Texas, who worked to decipher the glyphs. "Numbers we can't even wrap our heads around."

1 posted on 05/10/2012 5:09:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Whew! What a relief!


2 posted on 05/10/2012 5:13:58 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Mayan doomsday calendar was really a representation of the Large HADRON Collider. Giorgio Tsoukalos says there can be no other explanation.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 5:17:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ken H

oh shoot, I just sold all my stuff and moved out of my house. not.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Ken H

And I thought planes were going to fall out of the sky with computer problems as predicted in 2000. ;-)


5 posted on 05/10/2012 5:22:57 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does this mean I don’t have to cancel my appointments or dates?


6 posted on 05/10/2012 5:27:49 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: SeekAndFind

I knew it had to be wrong because all of Obama’s trip-wires on taxes, healthcare, and other economy wrecking initiatives were scheduled to begin AFTER 2012- when he’d have more “flexibility”.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 5:28:15 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The never ending Calndar.

The next big movie.

World Lasts Forever, but we won’t. lol.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reportedly, the world’s oldest pot pie was found in the same ruins next to the mummy of Marie Callender.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 5:42:22 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Never Mayand.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 5:42:27 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: SeekAndFind

...paging Emily Litella


11 posted on 05/10/2012 5:43:12 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: budwiesest

Believe me, after obama gets re-elected we will wish the world will end.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 5:51:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The Mayan calendar is going to keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future," said archaeologist David Stuart of the University of Texas, who worked to decipher the glyphs. "Numbers we can't even wrap our heads around."

Maybe this one isn't a calendar......and is instead, a calculator of Federal debt. Makes more sense.

13 posted on 05/10/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
It took a licking and kept on ticking. Thanks SeekAndFind.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 8:36:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Patriot Babe

“Does this mean I don’t have to cancel my appointments or dates?”

Well, I’m still putting off that colon scan until next year. Just in case!


15 posted on 05/10/2012 9:06:55 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Terry Mross
Believe me, after obama gets re-elected we will wish the world will end.

On Dec 21, 2012, Obama will have had a little over a month to stew in his humiliating, crushing and unexpected defeat at the hands of the American people.

He’ll still be Commander in Chief.

He’ll still have the nuclear ‘football’. Just sitting there. Staring at him. Taunting him. Daring him. Double eaten dog daring him...

16 posted on 05/10/2012 9:07:51 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1207 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn....I was so excited that I wouldn’t have to do all that Christmas shopping, etc.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 9:13:02 PM PDT by jackieh
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To: SeekAndFind

“Nevermind” is not a word. It’s an album title.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 12:18:44 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: cripplecreek
Giorgio Tsoukalos

Go on, tell the truth. You don't really know how to spell weird hair guy's name, do you?

19 posted on 05/11/2012 12:20:56 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: null and void

That’s a lot more scarier than the Mayan Calender.

But, the truth is, “They” don’t want us to be prepared. So when the Mayan Disaster hits we’ll all be dependent on “them”. “They” don’t fool me. Where’s my tinfoil!


20 posted on 05/11/2012 7:55:46 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: SunkenCiv

I read this article eariler today. Such an interesting find, especially what sounds like a calendar worksheet (sort of a Mayan version of an IRS Schedule C)


21 posted on 05/11/2012 8:01:58 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: Betis70

:’)


22 posted on 05/12/2012 11:17:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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;') [singing] two thousand uno du'os party over says the lights of heaven /
tonight i'm gonna party like it's two thousand eleven
December 20, 2012

23 posted on 05/12/2012 8:43:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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